|Venezuela to nominate envoy to U.S. as unrest seethes||
Venezuelan government announced on Tuesday it plans to nominate a new ambassador to the United States despite accusing Washington of fomenting violence which has killed more than 13 people, Reuters reported.
The two nations have been without ambassadors since 2008, and President Nicolas Maduro expelled three U.S. diplomats last week whom he accused of recruiting students to protest against him.
Yet despite the tension, the president said his foreign minister would nominate an envoy to Washington on Tuesday to try to kick-start relations.
"U.S. society needs to know the truth about Venezuela," Maduro said at a meeting with state governors late on Monday in the latest of his daily speeches to the nation.
"They (Americans) think we're killing each other. They think we can't go out to the corner. They're asking for U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. What madness! Should that happen, you and I will be out with a gun defending our territory."
The 51-year-old former union activist, who narrowly won a presidential election to replace Chavez last year, says international media are in league with "imperialists" abroad to project an image of chaos and repression in Venezuela.
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